Transformation of a Region

11th and 12th March 2020
The Ritz Carlton
Manama, Bahrain
Gateway Gulf 2018 Highlights
Gateway Gulf 2018 Highlights

About Gateway Gulf Investor Forum

The Gulf is going through unprecedented change. Governments’ efforts to transform their economies and enable private sector growth are creating opportunities.

Yet, while these reforms have gained the attention of executives from around the world, investors are still keen to learn more about how to unlock those opportunities in practice.

Gateway Gulf addresses this need. Hosted by the Economic Development Board it provides a platform to understand the opportunities, assess the risks and connect with the decision-makers in an intimate, collaborative setting.

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, we look forward to welcoming you to Gateway Gulf 2020, in Manama, Bahrain.

Why Attend?


for Gulf investment and partnership opportunities.

Region-wide insights

from Gulf government and business leaders on economic transformation across the Gulf, and its impact across established and emerging sectors.

Shape the economic agenda

as the Arab world prepares to host the G20 Summit for the first time and economic challenges and opportunities come to the fore.


750+ C-Suite executives and tech leaders, ministers and regulators, from a range of sectors: energy, finance/fintech, real estate, retail, tourism, media & entertainment, manufacturing, transportation, logistics, healthcare and more.


  • Regional transformation
    As governments’ role in the economy shifts from operator to regulator and investor, this transformation is unleashing unprecedented opportunities for the private sector.
  • Digital transformation
    Emerging technologies are set to transform the Gulf – but only if the region can ensure the necessary regulation and infrastructure to capitalize on their potential
  • Transforming geopolitics
    As global alliances shift and multilateral institutions come under pressure, the Gulf aims to navigate these tensions and their impact upon potential investment opportunities.


Situated in the Business Bay in Manama, Bahrain's capital city, the Ritz Carlton will play host to the Gateway Gulf Investor Forum - Bahrain 2020.
C-Level Participants
Countries represented


A selection of the outstanding speakers confirmed on the 2020 edition

About Bahrain EDB

The Bahrain EDB is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate. The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths, and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment. The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalize on Bahrain’s competitive advantages. These sectors include financial services, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, logistics and transport.